Sleep Dentistry

Sleep appliances can help

Sleep Apnea and Your Dental Health: How Sleep Appliances Can Help

Sleep apnea is a potentially deadly condition that occurs when you start and stop breathing during sleep. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that they have sleep apnea. And many people don’t know that their chances of developing sleep apnea increase with age. But understanding what sleep apnea is, knowing if you have it, and how…
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Signs of sleep apnea

2 Small Signs of Sleep Apnea That Aren’t Small At All

When many patients hear the term sleep apnea, they think of a disorder that occurs when you sleep, causing breathing to stop and start. And that’s true; sleep apnea does just that, but it can also cause death when a patient’s breathing is not frequent enough to create immediate tissue ischemia. This leads to tissue…
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How can seniors sleep better at night

7 Things Seniors Can Do for a Better Night’s Sleep

As we get older, our bodies change, and oh, don’t we know it. Our skin loses elasticity and begins to sag. We develop frown lines and wrinkles around our eyes. We lose the ability to be as physically active as we once were. And we don’t seem to be able to sleep. Yet, those in…
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Obstructive sleep apnea treatment

8 Ways Your Life Can Be Better After Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

Don’t let sleep apnea affect your day-to-day life.  If you experience sleep apnea, you’ve likely begun to notice the negative effects it can have on your life. However, these effects extend beyond the most obvious ones, like snoring and disrupted sleep. Unfortunately, sleep apnea can eventually cause serious health issues if left untreated.  But if…
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Sleep apnea facts

1 in 4 Men Have Sleep Apnea, and It Can Affect Your Heart

Quality sleep is important for your health and your head space. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a serious condition. It occurs when the airway becomes constricted during sleep, causing the sleeper to jolt awake suddenly. This condition is very common, affecting 1 in 4 men and 1 in 10 women.  You could be…
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Bruxism and sleep apnea connection

Sleep Apnea and Nighttime Bruxism: What’s the Connection?

Can’t sleep at night? Bruxism and sleep apnea may be your hidden enemies. Do you feel as though you went through your life tired, exhausted, mildly sleep deprived, and relied on caffeine to get you through your full work schedule… only to find that during retirement, you’re tired and no longer have the energy for…
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